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"nbc 10" breaking news. a late night row home fire makes three on the same block in five days. we're live with breaking developments overnight and police stand watch over the neighborhood. new this morning, an arrest in boston following a terror suspect's deadly shootout with police as authorities try to determine if the threat has been neutralized. we are tracking more showers on "nbc 10" first alert radar. misty rain is falling. there is rain today. good morning, this is "nbc 10 news today," i'm chris cato. let's begin with meteorologist brittney shipp and her first alert forecast. a few showers out there, right? >> that's right. it depends where you are.
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not widespread, just isolated. we'll take a closer look at the radar. glassboro, gloucester into mount laurel. if we widen out the picture we can show you the scattered showers along the i-95 corridor. we'll continue to see these types of showers on and off throughout the day. you probably need your hood or an umbrella before you head out the door. 49 degrees currently in the poconos, 59 in mid town. 54 in millville. atlantic city at 54 degrees. we are going to see a big temperature difference with the easterly winds and inland temperatures. over the next eight hours, 57 degrees by 9:00 a.m. by noon 62 degrees. temperatures north and west of the city in the low 70s. if you look closer to the shore, 65 degrees. we'll see a mix of sun and clouds and a chance of showers.
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winds out of the east at 10 miles per hour. i am tracking dryer conditions in my forecast. first let's check in with first alert traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> good morning. we are watching the vine street expressway where we're not seeing a lot of volume. some wet roadways here on the vine. in is right around 24th street. westbound lane in here headed towards the schuylkill expressway currently no problems. no ponding. just looking a little bit more damp than it is normally. for the rest of the drive times if you're headed into center city, 95 schuylkill expressway currently no problems as well. take a fly down the pa turnpike everything is moving along nicely. for the first time this week no rain falling. jessica, 4:02. we have breaking news unfolding in atlantic county. two people were hurt in a fire at a house on charles avenue in
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pleasantville. dispatchers tell us one victim was taken to the hospital with burns, the other victim was not hospitalized. we have a photographer headed to the scene. you can count on "nbc 10" for breaking news. three row home fires on the same block all since saturday. investigators in the city of chester are looking into this as neighbors grow suspicious about how these fires started. the latest happened on beckly place last night in a block of row homes that had fires on saturday and monday. about 20 people have had to leave their homes because of those fires. "nbc 10's" matt delucia is live in chester. matt, what are you hearing from officials? >> reporter: that they're frankly tired of this chris. police are stationed at the end of the block keeping an eye out here in the hopes of preventing another fire happening. the latest fired happened on the 400 block of beckly place.
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this one started in the back of the home and quickly spread to the roof. no injuries but this neighborhood has really been through a lot. third fire in four days. first one on saturday then again on monday. in all, six homes damaged out here. we saw fire investigators trying to pull away any evidence from the scene. 20 people have been forced out of their homes because of these fires. the bulk of that number was due to power outages resulting from the fire and the effort to contain them. some of those folks are back in their homes. coming up at 4:30 we've been talking to neighbors who are completely fed up. while these fires are still under investigation, they are confident this is a whole lot more than coincidence. now i'm live in chester, matt delucia, "nbc 10 news." 4:04. we're watching a story unfold in massachusetts. police arrested a man in connection to an ongoing terror investigation in boston. "nbc 10's" tracy davidson is live in the digital operations
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center. tracy, this all comes after yesterday's big development when a joint terrorism task force in boston shot and killed a man. >> right. investigators believe the man who was arrested last evening was in contact with a man who was shot and killed earlier in the day. here's what we know so far. a spokeswoman for the u.s. attorney said david wright was taken into custody at his home in everett, massachusetts expecting to appear in court today. they would not confirm the charges. sources say he may have been in contact with u sam marah heem through social media. he may have been involved in the attack. raheem was under surveillance before he was killed yesterday. they tried to question him outside of a pharmacy in boston. when he drew a knife and lunged at him, they shot him. raheem became radicalized by isis inspired media.
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he was considering an attack on boston within the next few days. they were investigating whether raheem was in touch with anyone else who could have been radicalized by isis inspired media. new from overnight a broken water main left about 50 homes in southwest philadelphia without water. "nbc 10" was on regent street where that pipe burst around 1:30 this morning. you can see the water running down the street. an emergency team shut off the water main. repair crews will be out this morning to fix the pipe. today we expect to learn more about a lawsuit filed by an alleged victim of jerry sandusky. it says that sandusky abused the man in 19 8 when the man was a penn state football prospect. he's serving 30 to 60 years in prison for molesting the boys. the man's attorney will make a
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statement in bellefonte. we'll hear about a new casino in new jersey. the last thing ac needs. on monday state lawmakers proposed on letting voters decide on allowing three new casinos in north jersey. if that happens, it would end the monopoly on casinos. philadelphia can vote today on the gallery mall. council delayed their vote last week. they're considering six bills that will affect the sale and renovation of the mall on east market street. the new freedom act passed by congress and signed now by president obama is expected to take a few days to go into effect. the president put his signature on that bill yesterday. it's a replacement of the
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patriot act which expired on sunday. phone companies, not the government, will store all of the data. on to decision 2016 now and a fourth democrat now plans to run for the white house. former rhode island senator and governor chafee. he'll join the three other declared democratic candidates hillary clinton, bernie sanders and martin o'malley. there was a new development on the republican side. we'll soon learn if bobby jindal will join the race. he said he'll make an announcement june 24th. he's visited primary states. he'll join a crowded republican field. there are 9 declared candidates in the race for the gop nomination. and as for decision 2015 we do have the results now from yesterday's primary in new
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jersey. voters selected candidates for the assembly races. there was little suspense forty-five contested races. republican assembly man brian rumpe and diane gove. democratic assembly members reed gusciora and elizabeth muoio won. in november democrats will try to build on the majority in the state assembly. if republicans should take over the leadership that will be their first majority since 2001. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist brittney shipp. >> good morning. as we head into the rest of this morning, we'll continue to see showers. our temperatures are starting off on the chilly side at 55 degrees in philadelphia 55 in
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pottstown. temperatures along the shore at 50 degrees. here's where the showers are. to the south of chester, woolrich glassboro. our three hour loop shows how spotty things are. starting to clear out of atlantic city. this will be the trend, on and off showers. for today, that's the forecast. same thing as we head into tomorrow. it will be a while before we see the sun shining brightly. we'll see mostly cloudy skies for today, tomorrow. chance of showers will start to clear up. we'll see a little bit more sunshine as we head into friday. it will be a mix of sun and clouds. showers and clouds expected for today. we'll see early winds at 10 miles per hour. we'll see a big temperature difference along the shore which will stay in the low 60s. the city will make it closer to 68 degrees. if you're in allentown, reading, temperatures should push into the 70s.
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basically we'll be in between the high to mid 60s. into the low 70s. i'm tracking another dreary day as we head into tomorrow. temperatures will start to warm up and i'll be tracking what to expect as we head into your weekend. that's coming up in my full seven day forecast in ten minutes. it will be nice to see sunshine. 11 minutes after 4:00. time to check the roads again for your early wednesday morning drive. here's "nbc 10's" first alert traffic reporter, jessica boyington. >> chris we are drying out in new jersey so that's a difference from the rest of the beginning of the week. 295 on the black horse pike. we normally have an active work zone here and over into the right-hand shoulder. part of the right-hand lane. everything is not moving around now. definitely good news. all lanes open southbound. 12 minute drive from 38 out to this point at the black horse pike. out in delaware on 95 you can see currently no problems 11
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minutes. northbound or southbound from 295 up to 495, you can see no rain falling in the distance. another good thing. mass transit, no problems for septa, new jersey transit or amtrak. chris. hundreds of local workers are about to be unemployed. new this morning, the plant planning major layoffs. plus two days after bruce jenner revealed his new identity, philadelphia's lgbt's community has a push for equality.
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it's 4:14 and 55 degrees in philadelphia. a new exhibit about the lgbt community opens at the constitution center. the timing is perfect, opening
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one day after catelyn jenner's "vanity fair" article. it's called speaking out for the kmun equality. it chronicles just how much the constitution protects gay rights. new this morning, sikorsky aircraft plans to layoff more than 700 workers at its facility in coatsville. low oil prices has cut demands for its workers. now to our jersey shore bureau. a new restaurant is giving hope to dozens of people left jobless by last year's casino. the could he have opened. nearly all of the 60 or so employees are casino workers. >> it's the right thing to do. we wanted to give priority to local residents in brigantine local people from up and down the shore.
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>> you have people starting with experience. it's going to be a good team to start with. >> the could he have is giving new life to a building that's been vacant since 2008 putting nearly $3 million into that renovation project. in the lehigh valley a plan to bring new life to a soda company has fizzled. yesterday he said the deal fell through. a-treat closed in january after almost a century in business. we've reached out to a-treat but have not heard back. members of congress have given investigators 15 days to come up with some concrete answers in the train derailment that killed 8 people in philadelphia. a congressional committee asked a lot of questions about cell phones and seat belts at a hearing yesterday on capitol hill. lawmakers demanded the ntsb come up on information on whether the engineer was using a cell phone.
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they said equipping every train with seat belts would cost billions of dollars. theĆ­ with emotion in his voice about the time frame for installing a safety system. >> by the end of this year the system which will dramatically enhance safety will be complete and operational. >> now the chairman of the house transportation committee gave investigators a 15 day deadline to provide more clues about the exact cause of the train derailment. three weeks after that derailment we've learned that a victim being treated at temple university hospital is improving. his or her condition was upgraded yesterday. the hospital can't say to what the condition is upgraded. there are three other victims at temple, two at hahnemann university hospital remain in critical condition. new jersey senator robert menendez is pointing to another senator's criminal case in his bid to move his corruption trial to washington. the government is against having
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that case moved from newark to washington. yesterday lawers for menendez responded by saying that federal prosecutors helped keep former alaska senator in the nation's capitol. none of the counts against menendez allegedly happened in new jersey. he's charged with taking gifts and bribes in exchange for political favors. 4:18. we have new information on the anthrax scare. one of the pentagon's own labs may have received live anthrax. officials say a test kit sent to the pentagon in 2006 may have contained live samples. that hasn't been used in more than five years. an army facility mistakenly sent that to dozens of labs and overseas. the cdc lawn be muched an investigation last week. a memorial service is being held today for six marines killed when their helicopter crashed in nepal.
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they were members of a joint task force providing assistance and disaster relief after that deadly earthquake in nepal that killed 8600 people. well we now know the funeral plans for attorney general beau biden. he died of brain cancer on saturday. he will lie in honor at legislative hall in dover tomorrow afternoon from 1:00 to 5:00. that's open to the public. on friday there will be two public viewings at saint anthony of padua church. one from 1 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 9 p.m. and president obama will deliver the eulogy. john kerry will recover fully from the broken leg. they performed surgery. they plan to get him up and walking today. kerry broke that leg while biking in switzerland on sunday. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather with meteorologist
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brittney shipp. >> good morning. as we head into the rest of your wednesday we are going to see showers on and off. so the showers are going to linger not only today but as we head into tomorrow. we will also start to see your temperatures warming up. that's going to continue right into the weekend. we will be drying out. eventually we've seen a soggy work week. right now temperatures in philadelphia, 55 degrees light rain coming down. humidity set. wind speeds out of the northeast. in the rest of the region 49 in the poconos 52 in mount holly, 55 degrees currently in stone harbor. here's a look at the radar. shows you scattered showers are moving just to the south of philadelphia and parts of south jersey stretching into wilmington and right along the shore here in atlantic city. we're seeing another break. another round is starting to push into parts of cape may and the southern parts of delaware. near milford, also near mills
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borrow and lewis. the on and off showers really light, really spotty just light enough to create a dreary day. same thing on thursday. by friday we are going to see us drying out. it will be harder to see any sunshine from late friday into saturday. temperatures are going to stay below average. the temperatures 79 degrees. tomorrow 68. 10 degrees below average. that's 10 degrees warmer than we were yesterday. we'll continue to see the temperatures climbing as we head into the weekend. so first as today is concerned, we are going to see a temperature spread between our southern points. also south of the city closer to the shore, more in the mid 60s. 72 degrees for the cities north of the city and that means we are also going to see a mix of sun and clouds. a chance of showers. the reason why we're seeing this big temperature difference is because of the easterly winds. temperatures 68 today, 68 tomorrow, back to the 70s
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friday. 80s by the time the weekend rolls around. >> let's talk about the weekend. thanks, brittney 46789:21. let's get a check of the roads. probably quiet at this hour. we never know when we may have problems pop up. "nbc 10's" traffic reporter jessica boyington. >> you never know. 95 around girard avenue everything is okay. we have volume and backup at this time of the morning. 13-minute drive time from woodhaven road towards the vine street expressway. you can see the roadways are a little bit damp. use some caution when heading through the area. out on 202 the drive times looking okay there as well. 11 minutes in either direction, northbound or southbound. no rain falling in the distance. that doesn't mean there aren't damp roadways. suspended over a facebook post. the comment about a new jersey trooper's death that got a law clerk side lined. plus fired up over phone calls.
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why delaware county says phone companies are short changing them much needed money.
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listen to this one. a superior court judge suspended his law clerk over facebook posts that she made over the death of a new jersey state trooper. she said nonetheless, i agree that it is sad and heart wrenching for the family members left to suffer the consequences of the trooper's recklessness especially for the deer family who lost a mommy or daddy deer. that was following the death of state trooper anthony raspa. he died early saturday morning after a cruiser hit a deer in monmouth county. flags have been flying at half
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staff. the law clerk's facebook post has since been deleted or taken down. she's suspended for two weeks with pay pending the outcome of an investigation. delaware county is suing phone companies for millions of dollars claiming that its 911 service is getting short changed. the county council filed a lawsuit against 19 phone companies including verizon and comcast, "nbc 10's" parent company and pennsylvania 911 operations are funded in part by the calls you make. so telephone companies charge fees based on the number of lines in a home or business and counties get that money. delaware county alleges that the phone companies are under charging businesses. >> there is clear evidence to prove that the telephone service providers have been misrepresenting the phone lines a among which the 911 phone lines. >> the company is suing for $41 million. we did reach out to verizon and
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comcast for comment on this. we did hear back from comcast who said in a statement quote, comcast takes its tax and fee collection obligations seriously and we will review this complaint when we receive it. now your "nbc 10" first alert weather. >> i'm tracking showers moving through our area plus temperatures start to warm up a little bit closer to average. not quite where it should be for this time of year. i'm tracking all the changes as we head into the rest of the work week. that's coming up in my first forecast. plus, bill cosby is taking a new step to hide his past. the move lawyers just made in philadelphia.
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"nbc 10" breaking news. >> three fires in less than a week all on the same block. a string of row home fires have police standing guard overnight in chester after the latest case fired up last night. there are new developments overnight in the terror investigation case. hours after they shot a killed a man under surveillance another man is arrested. another live look in cape may. windshield wipers on. first alert radar tracking more showers ahead for the day but also a warmup. warmup. at 4:30 good morning. this is "nbc 10 news today." i'm tracy davidson. >> i'm chris cato. it seemed like it started raining monday and it hasn't stopped. >> seems like that. it's been pretty steady. let's get to meteorologist brittney shipp. there isn't too much rain out there now? >> no, just showers. it has been a soggy week for us. eventually we are going

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